Posts filed under “Financial Press”

10 Friday AM Reads

Wow, European bond yield spikes, new all time highs on S&P500 — it was a heckuva of a week! Wrap it up with out free-range morning train reads:

• Wall Street is starting to wonder: What if everything’s going to be OK? (Business Insidersee also Epic global bond rout is a QE success story (Telegraph)
• Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world (Vox)
• Picasso is not just a valuable abstract: The financial worth of any work of art remains as mysterious and unknowable as Mona Lisa’s smile (FTsee also Christie’s Has Art World’s First $1 Billion Week (NYT)
• Outsmart Your Own Biases (Harvard Business Reviewsee also Behind the Buzz of Behavioral Data (Digitopoly)
• 10 Hot Rooftop Scenes in NYC (Zagat)

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10 Thursday AM Reads

My “wish-our-trains-had-automated-brakes-like-civilized-societies-do” morning train reads: • Buffett and Vanguard: Different paths to the same financial destination (Washington Post) • How a Bowl of Cashews Changed the Way You Save for Retirement: Richard Thaler pioneered behavioral economics, and changed the way companies manage their 401(k)s. (Time) • iPhone, killer (Asymco) • Quest for a Superbee: Can the world’s most important pollinators…Read More

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10 Wednesday AM Reads

Nice recovery yesterday leads to green futures today for our morning train reads: • Don’t fight the 4 Feds: Rout Puts Bond Bears on Wrong Side of Central Banks (Bloomberg) • Index funds killed the mutual fund star (MarketWatch) • What 50 Years of Data and the Grateful Dead Say About the Economy (Bloomberg) see also American Meritocracy Isn’t What It Used To…Read More

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10 Tuesday AM Reads

Futures are red as the bond market starts recognizing that nothing goes in one direction forever. Except our morning train reads — they just keep getting better: • Top 50 US boardroom hoarders sit on $1tn in cash (FT) • The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car (Medium) see also Why there won’t be an Uber in…Read More

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10 Monday AM Reads

Ahh, good to back in the East Coast swing of things, recovering from jet lag. Here are my West Coast, Napa sourced morning train reads: • Is it Time for a No-Bond Portfolio? (USAT) see also Bund “tantrum” warns of future accidents (FT) • The Economic Recovery that Can’t Get Any Respect (PragCap) see also High Share of Part-Time Workers Helps Explain…Read More

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10 Sunday Reads

Good Sunday morn; some brunch reads to round out your weekend: • The Asshole Factory: Our economy doesn’t make stuff anymore. So what does it make? (Medium) • Fees on Mutual Funds Fall. Thank Yourself. (NYT) see also 6 ways Vanguard has changed the way people invest (MarketWatch) • Unless You Are Spock, Irrelevant Things Matter in Economic Behavior (Upshot) • An App…Read More

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10 Weekend Reads

Ahhh, good to be back home. Even on the road, I can’t help but collect my favorite long form reads for your Saturday morning enjoyment: • Slot machines perfected addictive gaming. Now, tech wants their tricks (The Verge) • I Don’t Want to Be a Role Model: Angelien Kemna, the reluctant face of an industry. (Chief Investment Officer)…Read More

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10 Friday AM Reads

We are wrapping up a long and productive (and fun) week on the West Coast, where we ate our way from Napa to SF to Cupertino and back. (Better order that seatbelt extender). The last of our West Coast morning reads: • A Dozen Things Taught by Warren Buffett in his 50th Anniversary Letter that will Benefit…Read More

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10 Thursday Noon Reads

Late night at the TunnelTop bar in SF, slow getting in gear this morning. (How ever do you West Coast finance folks do this?) My morning noon reads: • What 118 Fed Rate Increases Since 1948 Show as Economy Falters (Bloomberg) • The trouble with factors (Humble Student of the Markets) • There’s an Uber for Everything Now (WSJ)…Read More

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10 Wednesday AM Reads

I must be fully on West Coast time, because these morning reads are coming out later and later each day: • Test drive of a petrol car (Tesla Club Sweden) • Bernanke Inc.: Lucrative Life of a Former Fed Chairman (Bloomberg) • Why words are the new numbers (Chicago Booth School of Business) • The Amazon Web Services IPO (Stratechery) •…Read More

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